Food and Nutrition
Welcome to Food and Nutrition, which is part of the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE)'s Nutrition, Health and Youth Development Division.
We administer U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child Nutrition programs that provide healthy food to children and adults. These programs include the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program, Summer Food Service Program, Special Milk Program and USDA Foods Program. USDA Team Nutrition grants provide additional funding for MDE to offer training and technical support for these groups.
If you are a nutrition program sponsor, please to receive email updates with the latest nutrition program information, including policy and regulatory updates, trainings, and nutrition program resources.
Nondiscrimination statement: In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
April 15, 2019
CACFP Special Bulletin: New Meal Service Training Grant Opportunities (sent 4/5/2019)
April 1, 2019
March 18, 2019
USDA Foods Update (sent 3/11/2019)
March 4, 2019
Spring Surveys Now Open (sent 2/21/2019)
Summer Food Service Program Bulletins
Summer Food Service Program Updates - April 2019 (sent 4/4/2019)
Summer Food Service Program Updates - March 2019 (sent 3/20/2019)
Summer Food Service Program Updates - February 2019 (sent 2/22/2019)